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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 9/29/2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “When in the Arab World: An Insider’s Guide to Living and Working with Arab Culture” by Rana F. Nejem

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a talk and book signing on “When in the Arab World: An Insider’s Guide to Living and Working with Arab Culture” by Rana F. Nejem. Author, Social & Cultural Intelligence Coach Rana Nejem worked as a broadcast journalist with Jordan TV and CNN during the first Gulf war; Foreign Press Secretary for HM the late King Hussein of Jordan; then a lead on all the communications and public diplomacy work of the British Embassy in Amman. Rana founded her own company in 2013 – Yarnu – an Arabic word meaning to look towards, to aspire. She has since been coaching, training and advising business executives, diplomats and officials, on refining their professional profile, increasing the impact of their personal presence and raising their inter-cultural intelligence. Free and Open to the Public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Nawal Kawar, (202) 707-4708, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11 a.m.
Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation

Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building. Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Persian Book Lecture Series
Lecture: The Genesis of Print in Afghanistan During the Reign of Amir Sher Ali Khan (1871-77)

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a lecture, “The Genesis of Print in Afghanistan During the Reign of Amir Sher Ali Khan (1871-77),” by Elham Bakhtary, Doctoral Candidate, George Washington University and Mellon Fellow. This program is part of the Persian Book Lecture Series. Free and Open to the Public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, (202) 707-4518, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Monday, October 30, 2017, noon -  1 p.m.
Lecture: Goodly Treasures New and Old:  A Lecture on the Song of Songs
by Gary A. Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History, Rutgers University

The Hebraic Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress presents “Goodly Treasures New and Old:  A Lecture on the Song of Songs,” by Gary A. Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History, Rutgers University. Following the talk there will be a Display of Rare Books (new and old!) from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Ann Brener, (202) 707-4186, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2017 (September 15 – October 15)

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Homenaje: “Gonzalo Rojas: Cien Años De Un Relámpago”

La División Hispánica de la Biblioteca del Congreso y la Embajada de Chile los invitan a un homenaje que se hará en honor al poeta chileno Gonzalo Rojas(1916-2011). EVENT WILL BE IN SPANISH.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240), Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Contact: [email protected]

 

Lecture: Francisco De Miranda and the United States.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 3 p.m.
Lecture: Francisco De Miranda and the United States

Art historian Claudia Isabel Navas will deliver the lecture “Francisco de Miranda and the United States.” The talk will focus on the Hispanic revolutionary and his involvement in the United States Battle of Pensacola of 1782. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, and presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, ground floor.
Free tickets available
Contact: [email protected]

Book Talk: Mexico’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, noon
Book Talk: Mexico’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women

Professor Chrissy Arce (University of Miami) will present her new book, “Mexico’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women” (State University of New York Press, 2017) The book examines key figures of Mexican history that have remained anonymous despite their proliferation in the arts: soldaderas and Afro-Mexicans. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building, 3rd floor.
Free tickets available
Contact: [email protected]

 

Film Screening: Selena (1997).

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
Film Screening: Selena (1997)

Biographical musical-drama about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a recording artist well known in the Mexican American and Hispanic communities in the United States and Mexico before she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club, at the age of 23. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building, 3rd floor.
Free tickets available
Contact: [email protected]

Korean War Propaganda Leaflet Collection at the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Sonya Lee, Reference Specialist, Korean Collection, Asian Division) The Korean War Propaganda Leaflet Collection in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress provides a unique look into an aspect of that conflict that is often overlooked: psychological warfare. The aim of psychological warfare, or psywar, is to gain […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 9/22/2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. The Persian Book Lecture Series Lecture: A Glimpse into the Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and Her Connections with Iran and Iranians The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a lecture, “A Glimpse into the Life of […]

New Videos Monthly, 9/20/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: Persian Manuscripts in India: Collections, Collectors & Their Future (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Chander […]

500th Anniversary of Belarusian Book Printing

(The following is a post by Regina Frackowiak, Reference Specialist, European Division.) The Renaissance of the late 15th and early 16th centuries in Western Europe produced one of the greatest inventions in communication - movable-type printing, which marked the beginning of the era of “mass culture,” because it made possible the rapid dissemination of new ideas […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/8/2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, noon – 1 p.m. The Persian Book Lecture Series Lecture: A Glimpse into the Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and Her Connections with Iran and Iranians The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a lecture, “A Glimpse into the Life of Laura […]

From Amsterdam to Algeria: A Chapter in Hebrew Book History

(The following post is by Ann Brener, Hebraic area specialist in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division.) Philadelphia, look out! You may be the official “City of Brotherly Love,” but Ouargla, a town deep in the Algerian desert, is about to give you a run for the money. And all because of a book: […]